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Teacher Induction Program

TIP Program Meeting
TIP Program Meeting

About Teacher Induction Program

TIP is a two-year, state-accredited induction program intended to ease new teachers’ transition into the profession, accelerate teacher effectiveness and enhance teacher retention. It is a job-embedded program focused on mentoring and support which should begin in the first year of teaching. We offer general education and special education teachers who hold a Preliminary Multiple Subjects, Preliminary Single Subject, or Preliminary Education Specialist Credentials the opportunity to fulfill the requirements for the California Clear Credential. An early completion option is available for experienced and exceptional candidates.

We are a consortium supporting approximately 260 new teachers with 210 mentors from 19 districts and many private and charter schools in Santa Barbara County. Our new teachers receive job-embedded mentoring support while they develop and enact individualized learning plans to support their growth related to the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) within the context of their teaching position.

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John Merritt
Director, Teacher Induction Program
(805) 964-4710, ext. 5248

Marith Utterback
Coordinator, Teacher Induction Program
(805) 964-4710, ext. 5426

Sheila Takeuchi 
Administrative Assistant, Teacher Induction Program
(805) 964-4710, ext. 5430

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